RCA vs 3.5mm: What’s the Difference & Which Sounds Better?

RCA and 3.5 mm connectors are among these numerous connectors that help you connect, transmit and enjoy audio. These connectors are used by many on a daily basis. However, most people have little to no knowledge about them. This article will shed light on these two connectors. One question, however, that is asked many times is “between RCA and 3.5mm, which sounds better?” There is no noticeable difference in … Read more

Can Guitar Amps Be Used for Keyboards? (+ 3 Helpful Tips)

Perhaps you are a guitar player looking to learn the keyboard. And you’re wondering if you can use your existing guitar amp for the keyboard. Or maybe you are a keyboard player playing at a venue that only has a guitar amp available instead of a keyboard amp. Whatever the reason, can you use a guitar amp for a keyboard? You can use a guitar amp for a keyboard. … Read more

RCA vs 1/4″: What’s the Difference & Which is Better?

There are many audio cables available today. RCA and 1/4″ cables have stood the test of time. And for many years, both types of cables and connectors are used by many people for different purposes. But between RCA and 1/4 inch cables, which is the better choice? This and more is what you’ll learn in this article. There is no noticeable difference between an RCA and 1/4 inch TS … Read more

Can You Change Tuning with Locking Tuners (& How to Do It)

Tuning is an essential part of playing any musical instrument. In the guitar world, locking tuners have become a commonly used feature. Locking tuners eliminate the need to repeatedly wind the string around a post, saving time and energy. Tuners with locking devices are a game-changing invention. Restringing is 100 times easier than winding strings around tuning pegs as with traditional tuners. Locking tuners are designed for easy tuning … Read more

Can You Use a Keyboard Amp for Electronic Drums? (Explained)

Perhaps you have a keyboard amp. And you are wondering if you can use it for an electronic drum kit or if you actually need a new amp for it. Here is everything I learned on the subject after some hours of research. You can definitely use a keyboard amp for electronic drums. Keyboard amps are an excellent alternative to drum amps. And that’s because they have a full … Read more

Mixer vs Receiver: What’s the Difference? (+5 Answers)

Mixers and receivers are used in a lot of applications and environments. Some of these include; recording studios, public address systems, televisions, home theater systems, and more. They are a key component in many audio applications. However, many don’t know the difference between the two, and there are some misconceptions about these two audio devices. So after some hours of research, here is every thing I learned about Mixers … Read more

Speakon vs XLR: What’s the Difference & Which is Better?

If you are someone involved in professional audio, then you’re probably familiar with Speakon and XLR connectors and knows when to use them. But for those who aren’t familiar with these two connectors, this is the article for you. I will talk about Speakon and XLR, the differences and address some of the common questions most people have about them. Let’s get into it. Speakon is primarily used for … Read more

Are XLR Cables Mono or Stereo? All You Need to Know

There is usually a lot of confusion when the subject of whether cables, particularly XLR cables, are mono or stereo, is brought up. This subject area can be very confusing for beginners and even professionals. I am going to speak about the issue of whether XLR cables are mono or stereo in this article, so read along. XLR cables are primarily used to transmit a balanced mono audio signal … Read more

Line Out vs Headphone Out: What’s the Difference? (Solved!)

Line outputs and headphone outputs are two identical audio ports that are often confused with each other. This is not surprising since there is little information about them on the net. This article is going to shed more light on the two and the differences between them.  But what exactly is the difference between a Line Out and Headphone Out? Line Out (or Line Output) is an audio port … Read more

Speakon vs 1/4″: Which is a Better Choice? (Full Details)

There are many different types of audio cables and connectors available today. However, Speakon and 1/4″ connectors are two of the most common ones used in live audio production.  Although both the Speakon and 1/4″ primarily do the same thing, that is, transfer audio signal from one device to another, they are used for different purposes. And that’s what you’ll learn in this article. So what’s the primary difference … Read more